Object StatementRoom Divider, 'Carlton', wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981
Physical DescriptionRoom Divider, "Carlton", wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.
'Carlton' room divider made of multicoloured plastic laminates over wood and designed in postmodern style. A large, freestanding, shelf system on a raised rectangular pedestal base with two drawers in the lower section, three horizontal shelves of varying length and a series of angled and vertical designs and supports. The upper section constructed in the form of an anthropomorphic stick type figure with a cubic open box forming the design apex. Coloured laminates used: base in black and white 'bacterio' pattern, brown, black, red, dark blue, orange, pink, lightblue, coral, lime green, primrose, dark grey and light grey. Manufactuer's marks back panel of base.
MarksManufacturer's marks inscribed on small rectangular aluminium plate attached proper left of back panel of base, printed, "MEMPHIS / MADE IN ITALY / MILANO / ETTORE SOTTSASS / 1981 / No 26", the number '26' is stamped into the plate.